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Steve Watkins no-hit bid; Billy Hogan excels

Steve Watkins

Steve Watkins had a no-hitter broken up by a fluke play in the eighth inning. Watkins outdueled Cubs phenom Angel Guzman. One man took the Portland Beavers pitching to town. Fort Wayne got solid pitching from an unexpected source and the usual solid outings from Howie Pence and Leo Rosales. The bats are alive and well in Eugene as Alfredo Fernandez got his first win of the year.

Portland lost 11-3 Edmonton's Ron Calloway knocked in seven runs against various members of the Portland staff. Calloway brought in two off Chris Oxspring with a homer, doubled off Brandon Puffer with the bases juiced, and doubled in two more off Lou Pote. Oxspring went six plus, leaving the game with a 3-2 lead and two on. Those two runs scored when Puffer allowed the double and Oxspring's...

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